Us

critic Reviews

, 93% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • With Jordan Peele's second inventive, ambitious horror film, we have seen how to beat the sophomore jinx, and it is Us.
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    Lawrence WareNew York Times
    “Us” offers no easy answers, but indicts us all.


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    Stephanie ZacharekTIME Magazine
    It's one thing for a movie to humble you by leaving you unsure about yourself and your place in the world; it's another for it to leave you wondering what, exactly, a filmmaker is trying to use his formidable verbal and visual vocabulary to say.
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    John SemleyGlobe and Mail
    Peele develops a genuinely thrilling, heart-in-the-throat-scary horror picture.
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    Randy MyersSan Jose Mercury News
    Every element in this film serves a purpose and is set up like a chess move, from the soundtrack to the detailed production values. (Be sure to check out the old VHS tapes in a flashback sequence).
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    I love the performances, but I'm just not super sold on the script, to be honest... I'm really ready for [Jordan Peele] to be his own voice now.
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    Hannah GiorgisThe Atlantic
    A sharp, often funny meditation on the terrifying power of human connection.
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    Paul KanieskiKSQD Community Radio
    Peele crafts a story that sucks us into a waking nightmare, and along the way it touches on such weighty themes such as economic disparity, nature vs. nurture, and our propensity for self-destruction.
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    Manuel São BentoMSB Reviews
    Once again, Jordan Peele offers a thought-provoking, deeply layered, and incredibly suspenseful narrative.
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    Brian T. CarneyWashington Blade
    A devastating critique of the American Dream with indelible performances by Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and Elisabeth Moss.
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    Keith GarlingtonKeith & the Movies
    With “Us” the aim may be a little messy, but Peele brings it together with sharp instincts and a better grasp of scene-to-scene storytelling and tension-building.
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